December 2nd, 1974, fell on a Monday. It was day 336 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
45 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since December 2nd, 1974.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 2nd, 1974:
United States: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
United Kingdom: You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
Take Me Back!
The date is December 2nd, 1974 and it's a Monday. In America, Thanksgiven Day has come and passed. In America, the song Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1974, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Carl Douglas, ABBA, Mud, the Steve Miller Band, George McCrae and Terry Jacks.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Maude", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "Good Times". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Adventures of Black Beauty", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Bagpuss".
Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Clackers", "Kenner SSP Racers" and "Baby Alive (doll)".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 2nd, 1974.
1973-74 stock market crash.
Between the 11th of January, 1973 and the 6th of December, 1974, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 45% of its value. The U.K. stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 losing over 70% of its value.
1974 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1974 were dominated by Barbra Streisand, Elton John, The Jackson 5, The Steve Miller Band, Terry Jacks, Ray Stevens, The Stylistics, Dionne Warwick and The Spinners.
The King of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1974. This was in acknowledgment of his role in the oil crisis of 1973 - 1974.
1974 in movies.
Movies released in 1974 included Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, The Trial of Billy Jack, Young Frankenstein, Earthquake, The Godfather Part II, Airport 1975, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The Longest Yard, Foxy Brown, Murder on the Orient Express and Benji.
Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"
"The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand would go on to win a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.
The Godfather Part II
"The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.
Basic facts and information about this date:
45 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since December 2nd, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 2nd, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 155174400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 2nd, 1974:
November 13th, 1974: Ronald DeFeo, Jr., murders his family at their home in Amityville on Long Island.
January 1st, 1975: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 2nd, 1974, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: December 2nd, 1974 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker - A journalist investigates the supernatural.
Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
1974 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1974.
"The New Adventures of Gilligan" - "Bagpuss" - "Happy Days" - "Star Trek: The Animated Series" - "The Adventures of Black Beauty" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "JOT the Dot" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"
1974 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1974:
Dungeons & Dragons
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of December:
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Pong - Table tennis game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 2nd, 1974.
16,731 days have passed since this date.
1,445,554,800 seconds have passed since the December 2nd, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,686,480,600 times.
Since December 2nd, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 745,906,276,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,925,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,317,713 steps. That's about 55,252 miles!
Since this date, 17,346,658 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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